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Christine Pedersen 14kY gold band
One - lovely - gold ring...for C & M. 14k yellow gold.
Commission. Christine Pedersen.

    December 2020: the last month of a very strange year, a year full of deep reflections. I’ve been working away designing and building new work, even though shows were so limited, because it takes a lot of time to create complex pieces and I want to be ready for 2021! The garden was fantastic this year due to the gardener’s spending a lot of time in it: a stay-cation reflecting on life and the universe, grateful to be able to walk and run in our neighbourhood. I’ve also started to share my studio life on instagram—it’s been a really useful way to stay in touch with friends and see fantastic hand-made original work by fellow makers. OK…it’s actually been hard to stay focused, there is just so much beautiful hand-made work out there! It’s been such a joy to make some new friends on the way, especially while we are all dealing with such reduced contact with each other.
    You can find a huge number of Canadian fine craft artists and galleries on the Citizens of Craft web-site, and they've collated lots of provincial fine craft organisations and galleries who have online markets this year. Here’s a link to my profile too. Alberta Craft Council has started the huge task of getting member work uploaded for on-line shopping, with fine craft from all over Alberta.
    Sending you every best wish for a safe and restful season, and fingers crossed that we’ll be back to sharing much more in real life again soon. Visit me @metalisclay on instagram to stay in touch and see more from my studio. I hope you get something hand-made this Christmas, cheers!


 

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